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and whispering that "this is beauty, this is humanity, this is america." >> announcer: funding is provided by -- carnegie corporation of new york, celebrating 100 years of philanthropy, and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world. the kohlberg foundation. independent production fun with support from the partridge foundation, a john and polly guth charitable fund. f park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. the herb alpert foundation, supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society. the bernard and audre rapoport foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. more information at macfound.org." anne gumowitz. the betsy and jesse fink foundation. the hkh foundation. barbara g. fleischman. and by our sole corporate sponsor, mutual of america, designing customized individual and group retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. >> welcome. junot diaz is known to start conversations some folks would r
are going to do is kill america's entrepreneurial economy. gerri: l's get into the details of this. why you would want to keep these capital gains taxes low. you say it is an issue of double taxati. >> that's right. corporate profits are taxed at the corporate level. and they are taxed again at the individual level. with the dividend and capital gains taxes. george bush, to his credit, tried to do something about that and he chopped the dividend and capital gains tax down to 15%. the effect of that was to reduce the incentive for corporations to take on too much debt. if you tax equity too much, corporations take on too much debt. then it's more likely that they become bankrupt and to destabilize the whole system. gerri: you talk little bit about competitiveness. let's detail that. low capital gains is important to our nation's competitiveness. but also, to the competitiveness of these companies that we are talking about. >> absolutely. let's say that you are a young indian or chinese entrepreneur with a science degree or engineering degree and you gradua from mit. you want to start a high
in america? well, i hope you are sitting down. because these numbers are simply sounded very at according to the national institute, the national institute of mental health, 20%o of this country, 20% of us at one time or another, some 60 mlion people, 60 million americs experience a mental health disorder in any given year. ve those, some 60 million peopli receive some form of help. despite the often desperate neec for care, it is almost twicea af difficult to find a mentala health professional to provid f your and find a doctor. extraori mental healtcare is extraordinarily expensive. twenty-five years ago, think aboutthis.ju we were spending just over $2 billion. on mental health edication. it is now more than 10 times that amount. $30 billion. just for pharmaceuticals. nearly 50% of those who goco untreated now when cost is a barrier. t its 66% thatsay that they didr p not have treatment. they hoped and prayed that the problem would get better on itso own. as we ave learned through her psychological problems and mental illness, they often just@ get worse. ite hous lou: leaders descendi
-- >> that is a problem for america. if that should happen. >> chris: i don't want to get too much into the weeds, though, obviously it is a substantive subject, but after the cliff, the next big step, is when we reach the debt ceiling, which we're now told by treasury secretary geithner will be probably around the end of february. two months. assuming that you get this deal, you turn off the bush tax cuts, for -- bush tax cuts for 98% of americans, will they go every the democrats as part of bargaining on -- and the president said, i will not negotiate on that anymore. >> here's what i will do, if you took every penny on the $600 billion and put it on the deficit, it is 6 or 7% and i don't believe all of it will go on the deficit. when we raised the debt ceiling in august of 2011, we borrowed $2.1 billion. we spent that much money, in 17 months. why would i raise the debt ceiling again, unless we address what put us in debt to begin with? i'm not going to raise the debt ceiling unless we get serious about keeping the country from becoming greece, and social security and medicare, here's what i would lik
cleaner than coal. it's found right here in ameri america, and there's enough of it for the next 100 years. the fuel is natural gas. and the new source is gigantic deposits of shale rock thousands of feet underground. this one is called the marcellus shale. it covers 95,000 square miles across four states. so this is the famous shale. >> there is gas in that. reporter: locked in there? correct. reporter: how come i can't see it or smell it. >> if you were to crack a piece of this off, you would smell a piece of gas. >> reporter: george stark represents cabot oil and gas, the second largest gas producer in the marcellus. we toured a new shale gas well. >> typically we're pulling in an average day almost three quarters of a billion cubic feet of natural gas a day. >> reporter: where is it going? it's going to heat homes. it's going to fuel our vehicles. it's going to create electricity. >> reporter: and how do you get gas from shale? with a high-tech operation called fracking. >> okay. suppose i'm america. i have an insatiable craving for gas and oil. excuse me, guys. so in fracking, we dril
before "modern fapally". >> she was big in latin america. early on when we would go to restaurants or anywhere, and we would be in any place there were latino people, they would come up to her like they had known her. this was a breakout role. >> they resonate beyond entertainment, changing people's perception, for example, of gay marriage. does that put pressure on you as a writer? is that something you think about a lot? >> we do take pride after the fact in a changing opinions. our more conservative relatives and family members have come up to us and said, i never really looked at gay people in that way. >> you have, i think it is like over 150,000 twitter followers. you have to explain your love of twitter. >> i love writing jokes. i just -- i saw this, i saw this forum as just this perfect place of writing jokes. i came up as a joke writer and originally, if you wanted to get your jokes heard, you'd have to go to this gatekeeper the writer of leno or letterman and now a joke occurs to you and you put it out there and you get feedback. i know comedy writers who have gotten hire
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